|Scientific Name||Lantana montevidensis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LAMO2|
|Common Name||Trailing Shrubverbena, Trailing Lantana||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||32181|
|Description||Habitat: Roadsides, fencerows, waste areas; garden escapee, introduced from South America.
Plant: Low-growing perennial shrub with trailing, much-branched, vine-like stems up to 40 inches long forming dense mats; rooting at nodes.
Leaves: Opposite, ovate to lanceolate 3/8 to 1-1/4 inches long, with toothed edges; hairy surfaces and rough to touch.
Inflorescence: Small flowers in clusters about 1-inch across on long peduncles; corollas with 4 or 5 irregular lobes, magenta or lilac to rose or purple with a white center, about 1/2-inch long; outer bracts or scales of the involucre broadly ovate and hairy and less than half as long as the corolla tube.
Bloom Period: February to June.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and University of California, Irvine.
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